School Nutrition Guidelines
The Texas Department of Agriculture provides nutrition guidelines for public schools participating in the federally-funded Child Nutrition Program. With a growing national concern about childhood obesity, these regulations are intended to help promote a healthier school environment.
Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value
Child Nutrition Program Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) Policy restricts when, where and how a school may allow the sale of foods and drinks of minimal nutritional value (FMNV). This includes sales made through a vending machine.
Classroom birthday celebrations may not be served in the cafeteria where meals from the Nutrition Services Department are being served and consumed. Birthday celebrations must take place in the classroom or in the cafeteria after all meals have been served. See your principal for campus guidelines.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.